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Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
get anything new, just let us know. in the meantime another developing story tonight. today, summer scorching. the temperature believe it or not is not a record breaker. >> the t 6-degree temperature combined with the humidity puts the average of 88 seem cool. gary is tracking the intense heat for us in the weather center. >> just to make this official i haven't gotten in all of the official high temperature readings for today. so far what i have seen for national has been 96 degrees. the record for national on this date is 98. we may get very close if not touch that. i don't think we will surpass that. today at 1:00, dulles was actually actually up to 101 degrees and that was the actual air urat so the record highs foryou can ee national. 96 dulles and 100 for bwi. the fo0 i 0bw1r will be good. a wrecord for dulles and bwybe neighbor and even i.close to that. they have been lower to mid-90s all day long. hd ac hktrue view we have 96 for national. lioocng off oofor dulles. winchester 92. hagerstown 93. the reason they e ncngclioo ofl there is thunderstorm activity to the west. some
FOX
Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
would have put us all in jeopardy at a later date and other people, too. because he is the kind of individual, if he had gotten out, i feel certain he would have come back on us for retaliation. >> reporter: montgomery county police caught garcia when they found jewelry taken in the home invasions that were inside his apartment. the jury in the case only deliberated for about an hour and a half back in may before convicting garcia. they said dna found at several of the cme scenes was the key piece of evidence. garcia maintains his innocence. he is a thief, not a murder. he says he will appeal. sarah. >>> now to breaking news in northwest, where nearly two dozen kids are being treated for bee stings. after two separate attacks in rock creek park today. fox 5 is live with the latest for us. tell us what's going on out there. >> reporter: at 3:00 today, a group of kids from a boys and girls club in washington, d.c. were here. they were walking on a trail when we are told that they upset some kind of nest of bees. 14 kids ended up getting stung. they were taken by what's called a
FOX
Aug 17, 2009 5:00pm EDT
confronted at the exit used a can of pepper spray on the security guard and headed down the street. >> a few hours for the phones to in. sources say they knew who it was. confirming a hunch by the investigating detective, this person was in fact a man. >> tips from citizens as well as law enforcement and other government entities came in to the detective. he worked them. and thought he had a good identity and then obtained a warrant. >> reporter: when he was stopped by police in the district last thursday, bradley was -- >> dressed as oma wan his i.d. showed his name toa be a male. >> reporter: this shows bradley dressed like a woman. it was attn ke woeyars ago after ybads lebway convicted overtreats passing on private property. when we talked to david hill back wa niearly august. he was keen on identifying the shoplifting because of the assault against the guard. the suspect then took off down wisconsin avenue heading for the friendship heights metro station. johnathon bradley was arrested in the district last thursday during a traffic stop when police say his name was ran they f
FOX
Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
what had to be done. that is what teddy would do. >> thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm laura evans. senator kennedy lost his battle with brain cancer in his massachusetts home overnight. tom fitzgerald is here now with a look back at the life and legacy of the man who was the kennedy family patriarch. >> reporter: last spring when he endorsed barack obama's presidential campaign, senator edward kennedy invoked his brother's inauguration speech saying the torch would be passed again to a new generation. his own torch may have dimmed a final time but the glow of his remarkable life was the stuff of an american political legend. ary 2nd, 1932, the2n un geyostonnif e kennedy which were. he was destinenito step out of the shadees on of his famous brothers and lead the kennedy clan through good times and bad. >> i dojohn fitzgerald kennedy -- >> when john f. kennedy was elected the 35th president, 30- year-old ted kennedy ran for a seat in 1962. democratic strategist peter finn worked on kennedy's first campaign. >> he was criticized by many in the democratic establishment,
FOX
Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >> our coverage doesn't end here. go to www.myfoxdc.com and tell us what you think and look for the web poll on our home page and posted the entire press conference there for you. >>> out of metro, two bus drivers have been fired. another re-enstated following investigations into several recent incidents. the driver back on the job was accused of talking on the cell phone. spencer said an investigation revealed the driver was calling metro to report a mechanical problem and the bus was not moving. as for the fire driver, one is accused of refusing to let a customer off the bus after a verbal dispute. the other was busted driving a su-- suspended license. >>> another sports star making headlines, gold medal swimmer michael phelps was involved in a car accident in baltimore. he was driving an suv last night when another car ran a red light crashing into him and no one was hurt, alcohol was not a factor in the crash. >>> a former area police chief is going to jail. david baker spent 19 years as alexandrea's police chief and a dui charge ended his career. he plead guilty to drunk driving. k
FOX
Aug 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
growing up and seeing footage of the kennedy funeral. >> reporter: robert forte grew up to be a u.s. average lieutenant colonel and battalion commander of the u.s. old guard and -- the honors on saturday, honors he said will be similar to those given every veteran buried on these hallowed grounds. >> whether it's senator or the president of the united states, whether it's a private. neigh entitled to the same. >> reporter: there will be no horse-drawn cason. the casket will travel to the cemetery in a hearse. he requested a simple service with an eight-member casket team, color guard, firing party, the average chaplain and a bugler. [ playing "taps" ] >> the folding of the flag and handing of the flag to the family members, the playing of "taps." the three voles. they were the same. -- volleys. >> reporter: senator kennedy will lay in repose in massachusetts at the library followed by a funeral mass saturday morning in boston. the burial services are due to begin at arlington national cemetery after 5:00 p.m. on saturday. as you might expect, final details are being worked out now a
FOX
Aug 21, 2009 5:00pm EDT
miles away from our shoreline. but first let's show you on max e ca, us itgie s you an idea of where the thunderstorms are. they were back to west. y. march across the c and thank goodness they're movi to the east because we have some thavheinrafry om the torms. mahdr dawira llsw you we s e mov thunderstorm activity to worry about. a line of e torms well f het west of weof t thunderstorm activity is up p in iaprince williallm m for for dale city and woodbridge, marching across the cotyventually. and now over to hillary clinton bill. winds now at 105 miles per hour, so it's weakened just a little bit. still forecast to come back up to 115. it's a category now so it may get back up to a category 3 or regain the major statu and we're expecting a lot of very, very strong rip currents at the beach this weekend. maybe some swells up to 6-10 feet, maybe even higher than that. guys. >> gay yes, thank you ery much. >>> meantime, parts of the east coast is bracing -- bracing for rough waters along the coastline. mike stone from the ocean city beach is joining us. bring us up to speed on th
FOX
Aug 31, 2009 5:00pm EDT
cadaver dogs and used chain saws, rakes and shovels to dig up this backyard, which is next door to phillip garrido's famous backyard. that blue and white tent is a police evidence processing center. it was set up over the weekend. next to it is a shed where about mitt abductor phillip garrido was believed to live for a time when he worked as a caretaker on the property before the new owners moved in 2006. just over that eight foot tall wooden fence is bill and nancy's home. they say this is a complicated case. here is jimmy lee. >> a lot more work needs to be done. there's a lot of unanswered questions here and this is a process that could take weeks if not months. >> reporter: investigators will comb through the hidden campground and clear away brush while neighbors continue to express their concern about whether local law enforcement officers are doing enough to keep tabs on the many registered sex offenders in this area. more than 100 just in this zip code alone. in antioch, california, fox news. >> customers agree a printing business based at the house saw jaycee lee dugard's name was
FOX
Aug 5, 2009 5:00pm EDT
told they were going to a meeting. >> when we walked in through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> reporter: the former president's marathon trip had him secretly fly to north korea, meet with its leader and win the release of both women. with the mission accomplished, president obama praised his predecessor. >> i want to thank president bill clinton. i had a chance to talk to him before the extraordinary humanitarian effort that ruled in the release of the two journalists. >> reporter: publicly they say clinton's trip was a private mission but al gore who owns the network where they were employed gave it a larger role. >> president obama and countless members of his administration have been deeply involved in this humanitarian effort. >> reporter: as for euna lee and laura ling, they can look forward to the future. >> now we stand here home and free. >> reporter: you know, so little is known about life inside north korea that it is expected that both euna lee and laura ling will be interviewed by u.s. authorities. as for clinton, president obama expes to
FOX
Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
phones that customers will be able to use when they are down riding the system. more on that at 6:00. >> nice to end on a good note. looking forward to that report. >>> now to an accident involving a metro bus that sent five passengers to the hospital at new york and florida avenue in the northeast. a u at all truck clipped the bus. the passengers were taken to the hospital. no word if either driver was ticketed. >>> one of america's well known journalists has died. robert novac died of brain cancer. fox 5 claudia coffey is live in the newsroom with more as friends remember a man with a vivid nickname. claudia? >> one of novac's friends tells me that he loved the nickname that he was known by, the prince of darkness. off camera he was the opposite, polite and kind, a true friend and a genuine journalist. robert novac gained a reputation as a bare knuckled pundit. bob franken said there was another side of novac that few people saw. >> on the air you would see bob novac and somebody who have what looked like a fight to the death. what you didn't see was the before and after in the
FOX
Aug 28, 2009 5:00pm EDT
viewer weather pictures to show us the conditions in your area. >> reporter: remembering senator ted kennedy as the family prepares for a memorial service tonight and the funeral mass on side. arlington national cemetary is ready to serve as senator kennedy's final sting place. his casket will arrive at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. the motorcade will make its way to the u.s. capital where senate staff will pay their respects and finally, it will proceed to arlington national cemetery, arriving at approximately 5:00 p.m. tom fitzgerald is live with more on the preparations for tomorrow's private burial. tom? >> reporter: sharons when senator kennedy -- shawn, when senator kennedy is brought here tomorrow, he will be returned to a place he knew well. he talked to the staffers here and they will tell you amongst the 4 million people who visit the hallowed grounds ery year, edward m. kennedy was a familiar face among them. outside early -- arlington national cemetery, sidewalks are being roped off for the crowds expected to vow senator edward kennedy's funeral motorcade on memorial gray drive. th
FOX
Aug 3, 2009 5:00pm EDT
station behind me is using a fire inside of his fire house as an example. saying help should ve arrived within six minut from the nearby capitol heights station, but no one was there. tonight a spokesperson for the prince georges county fire and ems is suspending the response and saying it had nothing to do with buet cuts. just before 2:00 this morning, volunteer firefighters returning from a call, noticed an odor coming from the pumper truck they had just backed in to the station. >> one guy said there is smoke from the front of the engine and i think the engine is on fire. >> they couldn't fight the blaze but exitingers on hand inside failed to do the job the chief asked for additional help. >> they are staffed in measures that fire apparatus or units should arrive within six minutes of an emergency. and it's here and it's our emergency. i'm thinking firsthand, it seemed like ten minutes. >> reporter: dispatch records show it was eight minutes with help coming from the station 2/10 of a mile further away from the capitol heights station. the one closest to the station where the fire b
FOX
Aug 4, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of good news, d-dot tells us they have the traffic lights back up and running so that should relieve some of the congestion. rabbi chavez, fox 5 news. >> thankfully no one got hurt either. >>> the homeowners without power are struggling in the steamy weather. sue palka is in the cool. >> i would suggest that they try to find a place to go to t out of the heat. we haven't had this many days that hot in washinon. today is the 11th day we been at in enort aor above 90. e are cle soto t cle sthe theg rkma e eg . rkma reagan dropped down to 89 officially. bad enough the humidity was t traemhes tupe elfehelikeke they are in het m- 90s. ae res artaken in the hese shade. it's hottein r ful lnssu. lvseem. av otwe emselves. we have a lot moreahet on the weather map building. we may be getting ready for sofot me the hottest ai so far this summer. folks need to take preparations. one other thing i want to tn,ed today is a deco t orange day. the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive group that's the fourth time this year that we have seen that. we will have more on the local forecast including a
FOX
Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
was not without heated debate. tom fitzgerald joins us with the latest. >> reporter: on the first day of confirmation hearings, republican snare lindsay graham said unless she had a meltdown, her confirmation was all but assured. graham in the end was a handful of republicans that voted for the judge. most republicans voted against her saying she would bring a personal bias and liberal agenda citing her se latina speech as evidence. democrats heaped praise on sotomayor as a mainstream moderate that would bring much needed diversity to the bench. president obama praised what he called a historic vote. >> the senate of a fired that judge sotomayor has the intellect, temperment, history, integrity and independence of mind toabley serve on the nation's highest court. >> i don't believe we should have anyone on the court that is not committed to the constitution, not committed to putting aside their personal political agendas. >> those who oppose her for fear of her unique life experience do no justice to her or our nation. >> reporter: judge sotomayor becomes the 111th justice to serve on
FOX
Aug 20, 2009 5:00pm EDT
for my brother or the families of these victims. there is no compassion for us. >> president obama is criticizing the decision to release the pan am boomer calling it a mistake. he says he should be placed under house arrest. >>> the second search for the black boxes from the air france snriet that crashed into the atlantic ocean is overtonight. french investigators say the research ship left the side. it crashed june 1st. all 228 people on board were killed. rescuers recovered 50 bodies and debris. investigators will soon decide if they will launch another search. >>> meantime, back at home, another hot and muggy day and some of you may see summer storms popping up this evening. let's check in with gary mcgrady. what can we expect tonight. >> we can expect a few storms. it looks like, when i say a few, i mean a few. last night we had storminess to . e south of the y disctit' x hd raday x hdradar shows what you we see now. not a lot going on now. northern secx tions of loudoun un extycoe tr, tem county, extreme of frederick county. of frederick county. we have two isolated cells ri
FOX
Aug 11, 2009 5:00pm EDT
a sporting event. >> she opened doors for us. if it wasn't for her, a lot of us might be in institutions or we might not even be able to have jobs. >> reporter: special olympics president brady lumberg remembers once telling shriver he wished he could have seen the organization's earlydays. >> she looked at me stern in the face and said, brady, special olympics is owned by the future, not the past. >> reporter: but the genesis of special olympics was always root sinede k kdymily history. eunice' oldest sister, rosemary was born with brain damage and her life led to a lifetime commitment by eunice to improve the lives of disabled people. >> she was really one of the most compassionate members in the family. >> reporter: vince of the "washington post" is author of "the kennedy legacy." while her brothers entered the world of politics, eunice found another way to serve. >> she's the perfect example of this public service ethic beyond political office, and the noeblt of that, the best of that. >> reporter: eunice kennedy shriver died at a highonice hospital. she is survived by her husband, f
FOX
Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
off. they had to use flashlights to finish the job. >> everything went fine. luckily none of the anesthetic equipment requires power. we have battery backups. we didn't lose monitoring equipment or surgical equipment. we had to move to the battery backups. the onlyhing critical was the lighting. >> now, the safe way grocery store was without power for five hours. about five minutes after 4:00 the generators kicked in and they were able to go bk into business. customers came back in. we were told one lane of wilson boulevard will reopen around 6:00 p.m. all three lanes should be open by 9:00. they are expecting the power in this area to come on by 7:00. that's the latest from here. back to you. >> wisdom martin tonight. >>> sky fox over the scene of a nasty accident that sent a prince george police officer to the hospital with serious injuries. the officer was responding to a call with her lights and siren on when a car pulled out in front of her. she swerved to avoid hitting the car, lost control and slammed into a power pole. no word if charges will be filed. >>> now to a
FOX
Aug 25, 2009 5:00pm EDT
was in prince georges county a car crashed into a u.s. park cruiser on bw parkway near route 197. the officer was outside the car and hurt in the accident he was flown to washington hospital center and released a woman was also hurt and is expected to be okay. by the way bw parkway shut down during the investigation but is reopened. >>> near the pentagon today a virginia state trooper was hurt trying to pull over a suspected drunk driver. it happened around 4:00 a.m. the trooper lost control crashing into a jersey wall in southbound lanes of route 110. he was treated at the scene for minor injuries caused when the air bag went off. the suspect still on the loose. >>> with kids head back to school concerns about swine flu have reached a new high. the latest estimates say virus could kill between 30-90,000 people just in the u.s. most at risk are children and young adults as many as 1.8 ould be p sherry lee is here now with how hospitals and colleges are preparing. >> reporter: hospitals have trained, drilled and stockpiled medicinend maps like this i preparation for the swine flu. even so one
FOX
Aug 7, 2009 5:00pm EDT
the problem areas. i'm a little disappointed that it took this fire yet again, to get us to focus on it. >> reporter: after the press conference neighbors talked one- on-one with the mayor. >> clearly inadequate infrastructure in this neighborhood. >> reporter: until then neighbors say safety will be on their minds. there is one other residential neighborhood in the district that has some of the same water problems. it's now routine that when ever there's a fire in mayfair, firefighters bring a tanker truck with their own water so they don't have to rely on drants. bess, parker, fox 5 news. arsonist >>> arsonists torched fires. the fire caused more than a hundred thousand dollars in damage. the fire marshall's office is still looking for the suspect. >>> claudia coffee is here with more on the gun carrying controversy. >> reporter: residents can keep a locked gun in their home but they argue their rights should extend outside of the house. he's representing local players who want the be able to carry their gun in public. >> the supreme court means that bearing arms means to carry them.
FOX
Aug 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. >> what we are trying to do --. we want to use preventative care because we know it works. we want to use health information technology because we know it works, we want to use common sense approaches to bring down health care costs. >> under your and the congress's involvement in our lives you wracked up 12 trillon dollars of debt. you are adding to it now. >> reporter: now again as we said it was a spirited exchange, a lot of cat cals, yelling back and forthn. end the senator was able to get through about 25 questions today and we asked him if he thinks what has been going on across the country is helping or hurting the health care debate. he said in fact it's a good thing in the bill that will eventually come from congress will be better for congress having heard from the people. we are live in hagerstown. >> the health care battle isn't over. shadowing efforts to fix the mess the country's leading economists say the country is on the right track. that's according to a new survey from the wall street journalt. says 71% think the president will give fed chief the go ahead to for anoth
FOX
Aug 24, 2009 5:00pm EDT
story. -- top story. >> the system the they were using to process the paperwork has been down most of the day. no meaningful transa actions have been able to be processed. it was down three hours on friday. as you can imagine dealers jamming the system trying to make sure they get paid enough. part of the reasons the aaa called for filing an extension. they wanted a week. in the end they got 16 hour and dealers hope it is enough time. >> reporter: the hugely popular cash for clunkers program is ending with a crash landing for some. >> it is main stream. supposed to get other than a blank screen. >> reporter: many are beating the clock to get last-minute deal and get paperwork processed by 8 p.m. on monday. fit gerald auto mall has made a thousand deals. accountants still have 50 transactions to process through the government's website. >> in a scheme of 1,000 deals, 50 doesn't sound like bad, jus it, but at $4,000 a pop it is a little money. >> reporter: as of monday morning, they said consumers burned through 2.58 billion of the 3 billion authorized for the program but based on sa
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